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Burst water main closes West Wycombe Road

| October 31, 2017

Engineers at the scene of the burst water main in West Wycombe Road.

Part of West Wycombe Road in High Wycombe was closed on Tuesday 31st October 2017 after a water main burst.

Shortly after 7.00pm the water main ruptured sending a jet of water high into the air. Police closed the A40 West Wycombe Road to traffic in both directions from the junction with Desborough Park Road to Mill End Road.

The location of the burst was close to the junction with Mill End Road on the carriageway heading towards West Wycombe.

The water main burst close to the junction with Mill End Road.

Firefighters were called to the incident at 7.13pm. One fire appliance with crew attended from High Wycombe fire station. An officer also attended.

A safety cordon was set up by the firefighters who also gave advice to residents. The firefighters left the incident in the hands of Thames Water and Thames Valley Police.

The scene of the burst water main in West Wycombe Road.

Water was still shooting into the air at 9.30pm however by 10.15pm the flow had been stopped and engineers were busy repairing the damage (as show in the picture above).

West Wycombe road is eerily quiet after being closed.

The Tweet (below) was posted on the official Twitter page for the Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service showing water pouring into the air from the burst water main.

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